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Introduction to the ECF programme

Welcome to your ECT Induction with the Calderdale & Kirklees Teaching School Hub.

Statutory induction is the bridge between initial teacher training and a career in teaching. It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue, with monitoring and assessment of performance against the Teachers’ Standards.

From September 2021, all Early Career Teacher induction programmes must be underpinned by the Early Career Framework. The programme should support the ECT in demonstrating that their performance against the Teachers’ Standards is satisfactory by the end of the induction period and equip them with the tools to be an effective and successful teacher. The decision about whether an ECT’s performance against the Teachers’ Standards is satisfactory upon completion of induction should take into account the ECT’s work context and must be made on the basis of what can reasonably be expected of an ECT by the end of their induction period within the framework set out by the standards. Judgements should reflect the expectation that ECTs have effectively consolidated their initial teacher training and demonstrated their ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards consistently over a sustained period in their practice.

In this document, you will find information, guidance and documentation relating to the whole ECT induction period. This covers the two aspects of an ECT induction period:

  • Statutory induction, overseen by the Appropriate Body Service
  • Early Career Framework training, overseen by the Hub (as a Delivery Partner) for Ambition Institute (as Lead Provider).

Within this virtual handbook, you will find links to key information, guidance and documentation to support a successful induction process.

Contact Details

Contact email address:

Contact telephone: 01484 868762

Twitter: @CKTSHub

Website: Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub - Home (

Appropriate Body leader: Dionne Heaven

Hub/ECF support: Jane Lees